Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Courtney Chin-A-Loy Serial Slice 2

Rhino files
The pieces were large so I had to use 4 1/2 sheets of luan.


Top View

Side Views

Bottom View

Monday, February 25, 2013

Courtney Chin-A-Loy Compound of 5 Tetrahedra


Here is the final rhino file.

I had the letters engraved onto the cardboard because there were so many pieces. Turns out I didn't have to but it looks cool.

It took a couple hours to put together. I used Sobo glue and tape to reinforce it.

Here's the final piece! It stands about 15in tall and 18in wide.

Garret Odenwelder - Asymmetric Square Pyramid

This project was created in Adobe Illustrator. Specific lines were converted to dashed lines to allow for folding.

Garret Odenwelder -

Serial Slices

Here is a view of how the rhino model looks like when using grasshopper. Grasshopper takes the model and slices it up into sections.

The physical model was put together with cardboard and rods to hold it together

The center rod is used to stand the work on a base.

Next I plastered the model to complete the project.

Garret Odenwelder - Laser Cut Slots

These slots are two different shapes that can be combined to make a large 3D form.

Paul Derrico_Serial Structure 2-finished

After shaping the bird with grinders, rasps, and sand paper, I arrived at the final form.  Most of the areas were easy enough to work down.  The trouble parts were where the tail meets the back and the ridges curves in the neck and head.  These spots took some patience and time.

These photos show the areas where I had to lay in some epoxy.  There was a lot of gaps in the Luan that would eventually allow water and humidity to seep in and cause some damage.  I'd like this piece to last a long time, so I used epoxy injections to fully seal those gaps.

This photo was taken after buffing off the first layer of paste wax.  I wanted to use something to finish the bird that was pretty water resistant and still had a soft feel to it.  This pic also gives a good sense of scale and how massive the bird actually is.

Some final shots of the finished piece.  I'm actually really proud of the bird.  It was a fun project and something I've wanted to do for quite some time.  I'm sure that we'll have it in the family for many years.  It's a good conversation starter if nothing else.

The serial laminated construction is my favorite style that we've worked with over the quarter, and I plan to incorporate that into my final project.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jon Hartman-Wooden Serial Structure

My goal was to design a geometric form that would have a high level of visual depth when stacked.

The vector slices:

I am attracted to the visual texture that the concentric squares provide: